Popular Music Pedagogies: A Practical Guide for Music Teachers provides readers with a solid foundation of playing and teaching a variety of instruments and technologies, and then examines how these elements work together in a comprehensive school music program. With individual chapters designed to stand independently, instructors can adapt this guide to a range of learning abilities and teaching situations by combining the pedagogies and methodologies presented. This textbook is an ideal resource for preservice music educators enrolled in popular music education, modern band, or secondary general methods coursework and K-12 music teachers who wish to create or expand popular music programs in their schools. The website includes play-alongs, video demonstrations, printed materials, and links to useful popular music pedagogy resources.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Foundations of Popular Music Pedagogies / PART I: INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES / Chapter 2: Introduction to Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele / Chapter 3: Guitar / Chapter 4: Electric Bass / Chapter 5: Ukulele / Chapter 6: Keyboard / Chapter 7: Drum Kit / Chapter 8: Vocals / PART II: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY / Chapter 9: Apps and Software / Chapter 10: Digital Audio Workstations / Chapter 11: Live Sound and Recording / PART III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER / Chapter 12: Making the Band / Chapter 13: Songwriting, Improvisation, and Arranging / Chapter 14: Hip Hop
Matthew Clauhs, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College where he teaches wind methods and modern band.
Bryan Powell, DMA is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University.
Ann C. Clements, PhD is Professor of Music Education and Director of the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design at the Pennsylvania State University.